Find out what parking is available on campus and what rules and regulations apply to parking on campus.
Staff can find relevant information on the Staff parking and permits page.
Parking for students
There are 126 Pay and Display parks available for students (as well as staff and visitors) located along Waiteata Road. Prices range from $3 an hour to $10 a day (7 am–7 pm). Students need a permit from VUWSA to park in this area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are not able to park in other carparking areas on campus, apart from the motorcycle/scooter parking areas (see below).
Permits are not required for motorcycles. A number of designated areas have been provided and motorcycles/scooters causing a hazard will receive a ticket.
- Roof of von Zedlitz service tower off Glasgow Street.
- Laby—under building at south end
- Ring Road—motorcycle deck behind Rankine Brown
- Alan MacDiarmid—basement (staff only)
- 85 Fairlie Terrace.
It is recommended that motorcyclists lock their bikes and take their personal property (helmets, etc) with them.
Parking for visitors
There are 126 Pay and Display parks available for visitors (as well as staff and students) located along Waiteata Road. Prices range from $3 an hour to $10 a day (7 am–7 pm).
Short term visitor parking (2 hours max). Bookings are essential:
- Hunter Courtyard (P120)—two spaces—phone 0800 04 04 04 or email email@example.com
- Behind Cotton, east side—four spaces—phone 0800 04 04 04 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hunter (VC’s)—two spaces—phone +64 4 463 5301
Government Buildings, Whitmore Street—there are two parking space available for short visits. Please email email@example.com or phone 0800 04 04 04 to arrange bookings.
Parking rules and regulations
The University’s Parking Procedures include all the rules and regulations around parking on the University’s campuses and are the first point of information for anything to do with parking on campus.
The University campus precincts are pedestrian areas with vehicle access restricted to a maximum speed of 15 kilometres per hour (15 kph).
With the exception of visitor parking and authorised contractor parking, parking on campus is restricted to staff permit holders only. If you are a staff member and wish to apply for a permit, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Any vehicle found parked illegally without a current and valid permit on reserved spaces, yellow lines, disability spaces, on the grass, in designated service areas, blocking fire egresses or on non-marked spaces is liable to be ticketed.
Parking across entranceways within the University precincts is prohibited. Doorways and/or emergency exits must never be obstructed by any vehicle—including cars, bicycles, scooters and motorcycles.
Penalties for illegal parking
Any vehicle illegally parked on campus or not displaying a current and valid parking permit is liable to be ticketed at $65.
Park at your own risk
The University takes no responsibility for any vehicles, bikes, scooters or motorcycles parked on university-controlled property, whether or not vehicles are parked in designated parking areas. Staff, visitors and contractors park at their own risk and the University does not accept any responsibility for damage to, or theft of vehicles while parked on university grounds.